Black and British : a forgotten history

Level E A305.8960941 /748610 LostDue: 17-08-2019
Full title: Black and British : a forgotten history / David Olusoga.
Main author: Olusoga, David, (Author)
Format: Book           


Summary: In Black and British, David Olusoga offers readers a rich and revealing exploration of the extraordinarily long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa. Drawing on new genetic and genealogical research, original records, expert testimony and contemporary interviews, Black and British reaches back to Roman Britain, the medieval imagination and Shakespeare's Othello. It reveals that behind the South Sea Bubble was Britain's global slave-trading empire and that much of the great industrial boom of the nineteenth century was built on American slavery. It shows that black Britons fought at Trafalgar and in the trenches of the First World War. Black British history can be read in stately homes, street names, statues and memorials across Britain and is woven into the cultural and economic histories of the nation. Unflinching, confronting taboos and revealing hitherto unknown scandals, Olusoga describes how black and white Britons have been intimately entwined for centuries.
Language: English
Published: London Pan Books, 2017.
Classmark: A305.8960941 /748610
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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 531-549) and index.
ISBN: 9781447299769
1447299760